Mandibular tori surgery is a rather uncommon oral surgery procedure, consisting of the removal of excess jaw bone in the mouth. Most of the time tori do not interfere with daily eating, drinking or speaking, but when they do, this surgery has proven to greatly improve the quality of life for patients with the condition. As with most oral surgery, the cost in the US may be prohibitively high, whereas a qualified and experience dentist in Costa Rica can often help more affordably.
The term mandibular tori is the plural form of mandibular torus. In simple terms, a mandibular torus is a bone that grows inside the mouth, typically between the lower premolars and the tongue. If it occurs on the palate, it’s known as torus palatinus, and if on the cheek side of upper molars, is known as buccal exostoses. In most cases, the bone grows in both sides of the mouth, which is why most dentists refer to the issue in plural as mandibular tori.